Food & Beverage Manager, The Tongue Hotel

Permanent position

Salary: £33k – £35k per year + benefits

Located in a sleepy Highlands village in one the most remote areas on world-renowned North Coast 500, Tongue Hotel is located towards the most northerly point of Scotland, in northern Sutherland. Built in the 1800s, Tongue Hotel is a former sporting lodge that still carries the same historic charm today. Overlooking the beautiful sea loch of Kyle, the rugged Ben Loyal and gentle Ben Hope jot out from the land above.

Originally owned by the Duke of Sutherland, the hotel boasts 19 unique bedrooms and many original features steeped in history, the hotel has a romantic, enchanting feel which delights and excites all who enter here.

The hotel is currently undergoing an £800k refurbishment, and due to reopen in Spring.

Your working day can be very busy especially during the summer months but a great work/life balance is encouraged, and with the great outdoors at your feet, there a number of activities to enjoy during your downtime whether its hiking up the local mountains for breath taking views across northern Sutherland and Caithness or enjoy leisurely walks along the quiet shoreline. For more experiences you can enjoy trips into the nearby Durness or Thurso (famed for its surfing waves) and even the Isle of Orkney.

The Position

We are recruiting an experienced Food & Beverage Manager to oversee the launch of our newly refurbished Varrich Restaurant and Brass Tap Bar.

Restaurant Varrich, inspired by the remains of the Viking Castle Varrich opposite the hotel, will serve 40 covers with additional al fresco seating for up to 30 guests.

As Food & Beverage Manager you will be responsible for managing the food and beverage operations of the hotel, leading, mentoring and motivating your team to deliver a warm and authentic service to our guests, making it a truly memorable experience.

You will be accountable for controlling labour costs in line with budget; planning your departmental rota in line with business demand.

In this guest-facing role you will liaise with the F&B team and kitchen brigade to ensure the smooth-running of the operation, ensuring guests receive a high-level of service.

You will take a proactive approach to driving promotions and identifying sales opportunities, and ensure your team are trained on our menu offerings t confidently upsell our product.

The Person

Beyond the first-class physical modelling of our hotels, we’re also investing in our people. Our vision has four key pillars; our people, our guests, our communities, and our environment, and what matters most to us is delivering an authentic experience of the Scottish Highlands to our guests. This can only happen with a strong team that shares our Vision.

  • You will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role within the hospitality industry, with experience of launching a new restaurant concept advantageous
  • Have a passion and knowledge for current food and drink trends
  • Strong leadership and decision making skills
  • Commercially astute, with sound understanding of operational efficiency
  • Display effective communication guests with guests as well as your team to ensure a high-level of guest service
  • Basic understanding of health, safety and hygiene regulations

The Package

  • Salary £33,000 – £35,000 + service charge + benefits
  • Discount for you and your family and friends on accommodation, food and beverages
  • Continuous Personal Development opportunities
  • An additional paid day off to celebrate your birthday, we are big on celebrating YOU!
  • Refer a Friend incentive scheme

About Highland Coast Hotels

We are a collection of unique hotels located along the North Coast 500 with our people at the very heart of what we do. Spirit, warmth, authenticity, that’s what we look for. We encourage curiosity, energy, passion, and fun. Creating experiences that exhilarate and enlighten our guests as we showcase the very best in Highland Hospitality. It’s important to us that we nurture and develop our people to be the very best they can be. Training and career opportunities are on offer along with fabulous work locations, great rates of pay, flexible hours, and lots of other lovely perks. Find out more at highlandcoasthotels.com.

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